Fresh Water Fish Curry – This Is My Grandma’s Special Recipe… Simple And Delicious

Curry dishes are popular in India and well-loved all over the world. These stews can be made from meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables with a richly spiced sauce. In this recipe, you will learn how to make your own curry paste instead of buying jarred or packed ones which may contain tons of preservatives. What’s also good about making your own curry dish at home is that you can adjust the spiciness of the dish. This fish curry dish is perfect with hot steaming rice.


• 500 grams of large freshwater fish steaks
• ½ tsp turmeric powder
• ½ tsp salt
• 4 tsp refined oil
• 1 cup of freshly grated coconut
• 1 red onion, sliced
• 1 tomato, sliced
• 1 tsp coriander powder
• 1 tsp cumin powder
• ½ tsp turmeric powder
• 12 dried red chilies
• 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 cup of water
• 50 milliliters of refined oil
• 1 tsp mustard seeds
• ¼ cup sliced green chilies
• ¼ cup curry leaves
• ½ cup or water
• 5 dried kokum


This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 5 to 6.

Marinate fish steaks in turmeric powder and salt for 15 minutes.
To make the curry paste, put grated coconut, onion, tomato, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, dried red chilies, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and water in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Drizzle refined oil in a pan over medium heat.
Shallow fry fish steaks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Transfer fried fish steaks to a plate and set aside.
In a separate pan over medium heat, drizzle refined oil.
Add mustard seeds, green chilies, and curry leaves.
Stir-fry for 1 minute.
Pour curry paste and water into the pan and stir.
Add dried kokum and simmer for 1 minute.
Add the fried fish steaks and cover the pan with a lid.
Simmer for 8 minutes over medium heat.
Remove from heat and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• Kokum is typically used in Indian curries as a souring agent. If you can’t find kokum, you may use tamarind.

•If fresh coconut is not available in your area, you may use canned coconut cream.

• You can add vegetables such as zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, potato, cauliflower, okra or peas.

Fresh Water Fish Curry - This Is My Grandma's Special Recipe... Simple And Delicious
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